Autumn Moved Series 2014 – 20th-21st September in Coventry
Weekend Workshop: OPEN SOURCE FORMS
Stephanie Skura developed Open Source Forms (OSF) after 12 years working closely with SRT creator Joan Skinner as core faculty & teacher-trainer, & decades of radical performance practice. Fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique, OSF is about cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of SRT and creative process: shedding outer layers, finding primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, and imagery as powerful tool for transformation. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration, and individual empowerment: free of inhibition, accessing intuition, and inviting the mind to collaborate. Taking time for depth of technique to catalyze creative work, these sessions offer tools to access freedom, specificity, and courage in movement, vocal practice and performance. With a progression of experiments in surprising pathways between conscious and subconscious, movement, writing, and voice, witnessing and participating. Sessions will include working with scores as a remarkable & fertile way to find content, method, & structure that’s unique for each idea. Bring paper and pens for writing and drawing.
Stephanie Skura, “major American experimentalist” & Bessie award-winner, is a choreographer, director, performer, mentor, teacher, teacher-trainer, & writer. She has toured for three decades in 14 countries. Her current work takes a radical approach to language & voice, continuing investigations of boundaries & intersections of dance, theater, poetry and performance. Her involvement with permaculture & naturopathy supports her dedication to catalyze creative process in a holistic & collaborative way, with deep respect for individual diversity and subconscious realms. She holds a BFA & MFA in Dance from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, & instigated Open Source Forms Teacher Certification Program. More info on Stephanie: www.stephanieskura.com. More info on Open Source Forms: www.opensourceforms.com/#
Recent comments by students & colleagues worldwide:
“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired & inspiring teachers I’ve ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom & breadth of experience are a gift to those interested in expanding their perception of movement, where it comes from, and how it can trigger deep creativity on numerous levels.” Juliette Mapp
“I had such a fabulous time dancing, and felt so open and alive after each class.” Eva Karczag
The workshop will take place in the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) at Coventry University. Click here to see a map of the location.